My question isnt saying how "great" 1.3 is. I was trying to point out that there is no defense for a fighter for a 9th level spell in 1.3 or in 2.0Magic items to make up for the lack? Cloak/EE items? I mean..it wasn't a good system, I'm glad it changed, but that's how they did it before.
Fighters should be a 1 spell kill. The suck vs range.